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Magic incantation:

lpadmin -p PNAME -E -v socket:// -m laserjet.ppd
  • Cups in FreeBSD is really irritating in that it installs it's own binaries into /usr/local/bin. Binaries such as lp, lpr, and lpq. Be sure then, when you run lp, you're running /usr/local/bin/lp, and not /usr/bin/lp. There are a number of ways to deal with this problem - the easiest is to just delete the system lp's.. But remember that they'll come back after an install world. *this may no longer be necessary on modern FreeBSD*
rm /usr/bin/lp
rm /usr/bin/lpr
rm /usr/bin/lpq

Add the following to /etc/make.conf: